You are invited to an exclusive tour of the new V&A Dundee Museum in Scotland, led by our own Maurizio Mucciola (GSAPP ‘07). Maurizio is a director at PiM.studio Architects and was the project architect in charge of delivering the revolutionary building together with Kengo Kuma & Associates. The project has already won a number of prizes for its innovative design and stunning form, including a RIBA National Award 2019.
In the first half of our visit, Maurizio will take us on a guided tour of the interiors and exteriors of the building, offering us a unique insight into the construction and design process. In the second half of the afternoon, you will have a chance to explore the museum further. We have organized a docent-led private tour of the museum’s permanent collection of Scottish Design. The museum will also be hosting a temporary exhibition: “Hello, Robot”, highlighting the influence of robots on our lives, which you can visit at your option once the group tours conclude.
We have arranged for lunch at The Tatha Bar & Kitchen to give us a chance to discuss our impressions of the museum and meet each other.
There will also be a dinner on the Saturday evening for alumni based in Scotland and those coming up for the tour — join us in bringing the CUCL vibe up North!
Please RSVP HERE for dinner.
12:30 - Meet outside V&A Dundee museum
12:45 - Private guided architectural tour of the museum exteriors
13:15 - Private guided architectural tour of the museum interiors
13:45 - 2 course lunch at the museum restaurant, The Tatha Bar & Kitchen
15:00 - Private tour of the Scottish Design Galleries
15:45 - End of visit, with option to see the “Hello, Robot” exhibition or stay on to explore Dundee and/or Edinburgh at your leisure
20:00 - Dinner in Edinburgh for Scotland-based alumni and those visiting Scotland. Please RSVP HERE for dinner.
- Lunch (excluding drinks) and the group tours are included in the price of your booking. Tickets to “Hello, Robot” are not included, but can be booked separately via the museum’s website or purchased on the day, subject to availability.
- While we encourage you to make a weekend of it (the magical castle and stunning medieval town centre of Edinburgh are just over an hour’s train ride away), all the tours will be organized on the Saturday, so that those who wish to come up for the day only can do so.
- While CUCL will be organizing the tours and lunch ONLY, we may be able to help those making the trip up from London to coordinate flights and/or trains. If this is something you would be interested in, please let us know by emailing [email protected]